Stroller Friendly Runs

Various Distances

3 - 19 km

Explore our Stroller-Friendly Map to find the perfect route to run with a stroller.

Click on any route to view specific route details including: 
distance, terrain, route type, washroom access, water availability, route description and more!

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Rithet's Bog Loop

3 km

Saanich

A 42-hectare Nature Sanctuary, Rithet's Bog is a haven for rare plants and wildlife. The largely flat 2.9 km trail around The Bog provides a great route for running strollers. It can be extended by adding the adjacent and stroller-friendly Broadmead road/trail network, or the nearby Beaver-Elk Lake trails (to the west) or Lochside Trail (to the east). No water or washrooms available. As this is a bird sanctuary, dogs must be on-leash.

Clover Point 5K (parkrun route)

5 km

Victoria

The Dallas Road waterfront from Clover Point to Ogden Point breakwater is one of Victoria’s most popular running and walking routes. Enjoy the spectacular view over the sparkling Salish Sea to the Olympic Mountains as you run along the paved path hugging Beacon Hill Park’s rugged shoreline. Depending on the day, you may see paragliders, kite surfers, sun worshipers, cruise ships or sailboats…even the occasional whale! Note: This is the local ‘parkrun’ route. 

The Flight Path (Airport trail)

9 km 

North Saanich

‘The Flight Path’ is a 9.3 km paved path that circles the Victoria Airport. Great for running strollers, this route offers pastoral beauty and lovely views of Pat Bay. There are several educational stops along the way with signs providing historical information about the airport and the surrounding land. Washrooms and water are available. Dogs should be on-leash as this path is used by cyclists.

Panama Flats - Colquitz Creek Trail

9.5 km

Saanich

Extending from just north of Tillicum Mall (intersection of Burnside and Interurban Rds), the Panama Flats-Colquitz Creek trail follows Colquitz Creek through Panama Flats to Brydon Park, just south of the Royal Oak Shopping Centre. You can shorten or extend this run easily, as there are simple connections to Cuthbert Holmes Park trails, Galloping Goose Trail, Beaver-Elk Lake trails, Rithet's Bog trail, Broadmead trails and beyond.

Classic Elk-Beaver Loop

10 km

Saanich

This is probably the most used running/walking trail in Victoria. The shortest distance around both lakes is 10 km, though there are many side trails that can be added. Flat, well maintained and kilometer marked, this is a great trail taking a running stroller. There are several good places to swim in the summer. Surface is smooth crushed gravel. An abundance of washrooms and water is available along the route. Dogs can be off-leash, but under control.

Galloping Goose (Downtown to Quadra)

10.7 km

Victoria and Saanich

The longest trail route in and around Victoria, “The Goose” is a 57-km rail trail, connecting downtown Victoria to the Sooke Potholes and Leechtown. Being an old railway line, the trail is flat and very easy to run. This 10.7 km (out-back) section of the Goose starts in downtown Victoria just on the Esquimalt side of the Johnson Street Bridge, and continues to the Uptown Douglas Street overpass. The only part of this route that is somewhat bumpy is going over the Selkerk Trestle, but this is also where you’ll want to walk as the view of the Gorge Inlet is prettiest from here.

Great Lochside Ice Cream Run

13 km

Saanich

The Lochside Trail (https://www.crd.bc.ca/parks-recreation-culture/parks-trails/find-park-trail/lochside) extends 29 km from Swartz Bay ferry terminal south to Victoria where it intersects the Galloping Goose Trail at the TransCanada Highway (Uptown). What was once an old railway line, “Lochside” is a popular route for runners, walkers, cyclists and horseback riders. Flat and scenic with a nice combination of road and smooth footpath, this section of the trail is great for running with a stroller. Enjoy the pastoral serenity of Blenkinsop Lake and farmland of Blenkinsop valley, the ocean vistas across to San Juan Island from Cordova Bay, then stop for an ice cream at Mattick’s Farm before returning. Several options are available if you want to extend your 'stroller run' further: Rithet’s Bog loop trail, Broadmead trail network, Beaver-Elk Lake trails, or continuing north on Lochside Trail.

E&N Rail Trail

15 km

Esquimalt and View Royal

Currently, the E&N Rail Trail is about 70% complete, and runs 12 km from Esquimalt Road to where it joins the Galloping Goose trail at Atkins Ave. Flat and paved, the route shown here turns around where the path meets the Galloping Goose Trail at the Colwood overpass. Being an out and back route, where you turn around is up to you. To extend your run, the E&N Rail Trail provides easy connections to a variety of other trails west and north of Victoria. Water and washrooms available.

Galloping Goose - Uptown to Colwood

19 km

Saanich, View Royal and Colwood

The longest trail route in and around Victoria, “The Goose” is a 57-km rail trail, connecting downtown Victoria to the Sooke Potholes and Leechtown. Being an old railway line, the trail is flat and very easy to run. This section of The Goose begins at the Uptown (Douglas Street) pedestrian overpass, and  travels west paralleling the Island Highway to Colwood. Boasting an excellent surface for strollers, the trail is well-marked with directional signs and kilometer markers.

Galloping Goose Trail - Taylor to Gillespie

19 km

Saanich

The longest trail route in and around Victoria, “The Goose” is a 57 km rail-trail, connecting downtown Victoria to the Sooke Potholes and Leechtown. Being an old railway line, the trail is flat and very easy to run. This section of The Goose is at the top of the list of our favourite runs...trail or road. It begins at Taylor Road where it travels southwest through maple and arbutus-laden forest (lots of glorious shade in the hot summer!) and rolling farmland, past beautiful Matheson Lake to Roche Cove. Boasting an excellent running surface, the trail is well-marked with directional signs and kilometer markers. Matheson Lake offers several good swimming spots. Dogs can be off-leash, but under control (note: though rural, this section of the trail does have a few road crossings).

 

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